Frogs Do Not Like Dragons by Patricia Forde


Frogs Do Not Like Dragons by Patricia Forde

A funny, magical story about family and imagination, perfect for children learning to read. Natalie's sister Lola has locked herself in the bathroom and is refusing to come out. It's not her fault - there's a witch in there, keeping her prisoner, and a sleeping dragon called Fizz, who Lola doesn't want to wake up. When the witch gets cross and conjures up lots of frogs, things get a little heated - because frogs do not like dragons! If the police, the firemen, a plumber, and Lola's family can't get her out of the bathroom, what will? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. It features: clear type; up to 8 lines per page; bright, appealing pictures for added interest; a variety of sentence structures; a wider range of vocabulary; and, strong themes and characters to discuss. All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Turquoise.

About the Author

Patricia Forde lives in Galway, in the west of Ireland. She has published two books for children and written two plays, as well as several television drama series for children and teenagers. She has worked as a writer on both English and Irish language soap operas. In another life, she was a primary school teacher and the artistic director of Galway Arts Festival. She lives with one husband, two children, one goldfish and two cats in a house in the middle of a small wood. Joelle Dreidemy has illustrated books by renowned authors such as Anne Fine and Vivian French. She has also illustrated greeting cards for Waterstone's. Joelle lives in France and she is known to her friends as Jo-Jo! Series consultant Nikki Gamble is the director of Just Imagine, a specialist resource and training centre for Primary English. She is Associate Consultant at the University of London, Institute of Education.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 5


Patricia Forde
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Publication date

7th April 2016



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